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Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced

It’s all happening at the Ake Festival today. Our friends from Writivism have announced the writers who will be attending the Writivism 2015 workshops in cities around the continent. The writers who were shortlisted will attend workshops led by Dilman Dila (Kampala), Zukiswa Wanner and Anne Ayeta Wangusa (Dar es Salaam), Yewande Omotoso and Saaleha […]

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Caine Prize 2015 judging panel announced in Nigeria

The people who will be judging the Caine Prize for 2015 have been revealed. The announcement was made earlier today at the ongoing at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Caine Prize, for the four visitors from Kyrgyzstan who visited this blog in May, is named after the late Sir Michael […]

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Diane Awerbuck is Short Story Day Africa 2014 winner

The Short Story Day Africa prize has been announced. Short Story Day Africa for the uninformed brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories – and foster the love of reading and writing African fiction. They also run a prize […]

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Golden Baobab 2014 Winners unveiled

The winners of 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes were announced yesterday. After many hundreds of entries and tension as we waited to see who would be considered the best picture story, early chapter prize and illustrator who considers children their target audience from the shortlisted few. The esteemed judges came to a decision and the winners […]

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What is happening with Bookpoint in Nairobi?

Bookpoint is one of the most iconic bookshops in Kenya having being with us for decades. The book shop, situated on Moi Avenue, has been a first point of call for many book lovers in the capital city Nairobi. The only weird thing about the bookshop was that the shop would it promptly at 1pm […]

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Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz in running for Goodreads Choice Awards 2014

South African writers Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz are in the running for this years Goodreads Choice Awards. Their two books Broken Monsters and The Three are in the semi-finals for the horror category of what is considered to be the biggest website for book lovers. Beukes’ Broken Monsters is about a serial killer, (most of […]

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Doreen Baingana to judge Golden Baobab Prizes 2014

The Golden Baobab has announced its judges for the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes. Its about time. The prize was established to inspire the writing and publishing of African stories that captivate the minds of children, the prizes award $20,000 to talented African writers and illustrators. It also offers publishing and training opportunities to its honorees. […]